I was inspired to create this recipe when I needed to find a “healthy sweet treat”. I find it is better to create healthy alternatives of the foods you love most, rather than giving them up completely. I love this recipe because not only does it satisfy my craving for sweets, but with the cacao powder and almond butter you are able to get an anti-oxidant and protein fix, plus no added sugar makes it a perfect dessert. Since it is quite rich you will only need a small amount and can keep that overeating at bay.
- 2 cups (500 g) almond butter
- ¼ cup (25 g) cacao powder
- ½ cup + 2 tbsp maple syrup (Maple syrup is heated so it is not considered completely raw)
- 1 heaping tsp coconut oil (heaping)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Optional: ½ cup 80% or more dark chocolate, melted with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to drizzle on top
- Combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and stir well.
- Spoon mixture into a square baking pan, lined with parchment paper or plastic and flatten well.
- Place the pan in the freezer and chill for an hour.
- Take the fudge out of freezer and flip out of pan. Cut into squares.
- Place the squares on top of plastic or parchment paper. Optional: Drizzle with the melted chocolate.
- Sprinkle with a little sea salt if desired.
- Place back in the freezer to cool before serving. Store in the freezer in an airtight container.
Prep time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
- Nutrition per serving:
- Saturated Fat1.5g
- Protein 6g
Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.